July 6, 2002
Nine members (I did not manage the waitlist well and so did not replace the three noshows)
piled into two vehicles for the drive to the trailhead.
The weather was warm, but not hot, sunny and clear and the trail affords a good deal of shade.
There were also wildflowers of many varieties and many were identified by means of
Bob Huntley’s book.
Mosquitoes and flies were present but not hugely bothersome.
There are nice mountain views at points along the trail but the summit provides a 360 degree
panorama with Mt. Hood clearly visible to the north, Thielsen discernible to the south
and the Sisters, Broken Top, Jefferson, et al looming large to the east.
We spent almost an hour enjoying the views, eating lunch, getting some shade in the shadow
of the abandoned lookout.
The walk out went smoothly and we were on our way back to Eugene by 3:30.
Enjoying the great wildflowers and views were Norma Lockyear, Yuan Hopkins, Sharon Ritchie,
Helen Liguori, Daniele Delaby, Bob Huntley, Max Brown, Elliot Aronin, and (leader) Ed Lichtenstein.